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Everyone has a personal style whether it’s your hairstyle, your fashion style, or your home style. As the experts in comfortable and stylish homes, we often hear our families ask our designer “What’s my style?”
Here are the more typical design style styles to help you put a label on your home and your style!
French County – French country design incorporates beautiful fabrics, distressed woodwork, open beam ceilings, hardwood floors, natural materials, extensive use of stone, and bright. Sunny yellow and soft gold, red and burnt rust, bright grass green and dark hunter green, cobalt blue and soft ocean tones — all these are found in this decorating style. Rough stained or painted plaster walls, beamed ceilings and walls, delicate carved wood details, and chair seats woven of rush give texture and simplicity to the look. Natural stone floors are covered with wool or cotton rugs. If French Country is your style, consider a more rustic hardwood floor, wall colors that tend to go towards yellow, and darker cabinets with crown molding and black appliances.
Contemporary – While it’s been thought that modern interiors are cold and minimalist, today’s contemporary interiors are comfortable and welcoming without being cluttered and dark. A contemporary style home can be a quiet and comfortable retreat. To achieve the look of a contemporary home incorporate simplicity, subtle sophistication, texture and clean lines that showcase space rather than things. By focusing on colors including neutrals, black, and white, the palette is often punched up and accented with bright and bold color. Furniture is smooth, clean, and geometric. Upholstered furniture often wears black, white, or other neutral tones in textured natural fibers. Fabrics often have a natural look found in wool, cotton, linen, silk, jute, and add textural appeal. If your style is contemporary, consider no frills fireplaces, granite countertops, wall color and carpet in shades of grey, use of stainless steel in appliances and fixtures, and floors of sleek wood or simple tile.
Traditional style homes are among the most popular styles in homes. There is a fine line between traditional style and other design ascetics, such as “Old World”, but if used sparingly, antiques have rich and intricate woodwork, a great compliment to the traditional style. Traditional design can be taken in numerous directions, depending on the homeowner’s particular taste. Wall and carpet colors of whites, creams, greens, and neutral tones are favorites of this style. Traditional design reflects order, precision, and tailoring. Furnishings (including furniture and window treatments) are orderly and tailored but not cold. Create intimate sitting areas with your furniture. Warm up areas even more with woodworking. And have your rooms open to the outdoors with perfectly chic French doors.
Cottage style has a colorful, comfortable look characterized by painted or decorated furniture with graceful lines, weathered finishes, textural elements such as baskets, beadboard walls, and natural-fiber rugs. Colors are taken straight from nature whether it’s the flower garden, the meadow, or the sea. Cottage surfaces show the wear and tear of age without looking overly rustic. A combination of surfaces and sheens coexist casually, such as a piece of glazed pottery paired with a weathered tin planter. Oil rubbed bronze fixtures and lighting, hardwood floors with plenty of character, and painted (or white) cabinetry are an ideal accent to a cottage style home.
Mountain Lodge brings the outdoors in with textures and colors inspired of nature. Look at the colors from your surroundings such as the sky, plants, trees, the ground and water. When choosing colors for your fabrics and paint, use deep, rich colors like forest green, brown, tan, reds, and blues. Leather upholstered furniture (accented with thick, warm fabrics, blankets, plaids, and stripes) is typical in lodge decorating. For a rustic lodge type look, incorporate dark granite countertops, oil rubbed bronze fixtures, black or stainless steel appliances, open beams, and richly stained and distressed wood floors of varying widths.
Tuscan interiors feature a rustic, sunbaked look characterized by stone patios, simple and sturdy furnishings with elegant iron accents, and tile or wood floors and tile countertops. The rustic Tuscan color palette leans heavily on earthy or sunny colors, unpretentious hues evocative of a Tuscan hillside. Stucco exteriors and wrought-iron accessories such as staircase spindles and light fixtures can reinforce the Tuscan theme. Rough plaster (or hand plastered) walls often soar to a rustic beamed ceiling. Consider shades of yellow when selecting paint colors. Windows are simple and left bare to take advantage of unfiltered natural light.
As we said, at Campbell Homes, we’re all about comfortable and stylish living. That’s why all of our homes come in a variety of style with the ability to personalize the interiors at our design center. Always remember that your new home is all about you! Don’t ever feel obligated to follow someone else’s “rules” of design. Mixing and matching is always the best way to make your home your own. However, if you still need to put a label on your “style”, have some fun with the HGTV’s Style Finder to help you decide the look of your new home in Colorado Springs.
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